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Ian Rae a.k.a. "Badly Drawing Grandpa", is a Scottish musician/writer/teacher living in London. His music has been used on TV, radio, adverts and theatre and he is now producing silly songs and (badly drawn) videos to amuse & teach little children, & creating songs to help introduce KS1 topics. His songs and videos are also available free on his Thoughtz4Totz website and Thoughtz4Totz and Thoughtz4kidz Youtube channels for preschool & primary children (& parents & grandparents)

Ian Rae a.k.a. "Badly Drawing Grandpa", is a Scottish musician/writer/teacher living in London. His music has been used on TV, radio, adverts and theatre and he is now producing silly songs and (badly drawn) videos to amuse & teach little children, & creating songs to help introduce KS1 topics. His songs and videos are also available free on his Thoughtz4Totz website and Thoughtz4Totz and Thoughtz4kidz Youtube channels for preschool & primary children (& parents & grandparents)
The Vikings - Total Song Pack
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The Vikings - Total Song Pack

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Quite a dramatic song about the Vikings and the less publicized aspect of their lives. You can watch the video to see if it suits your requirements, and download the voice mp3, the backing track mp3, the lyrics and the sheet music for the song. The lyrics are as follows They sailed in their long boats from far across the seas What were they called? The Vikings From A D seven hundred for four centuries What were they called? The Vikings They robbed all the villages took all that they could take They burned and they pillaged and they caused so much heartache But if you think that’s all they did you’re making a mistake What were they called? The Vikings For fishing exploring and farming they were known What were they called? The Vikings In England King Canute and Harold reached the throne What were they called? The Vikings We see them as fighting men but they were so much more Their Viking Gods like Thor and Odin gods we can’t ignore And when they reached the end in burning ships they left the shore What were the called? The Vikings
Christopher Columbus - Total Song Pack
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Christopher Columbus - Total Song Pack

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This is a very tongue in cheek song about Christopher Columbus discovering America. The lyrics are as follows In fourteen hundred and ninety two Christopher Columbus set sail with his crew To reach the Indies was his intent But without Google maps that is not where his ships went The two month voyage didn’t go as planned In America his three ships reached dry land And since that day everybody knows his name For discovering America we know now who to blame For discovering America we know now who to blame Feel free to change the last 2 lines to For discovering America he’s had a lot of fame The song pack comes with Vocal mp3, Backing track mp3, Lyrics and Sheet Music
Shed No Tears For Me - Remembrance Day Poem, Song and Video
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Shed No Tears For Me - Remembrance Day Poem, Song and Video

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A very short Remembrance Day song and video which could also be read as a poem. It was written by me in memory of my grandfather Private John Rae, a Scotsman killed in action in Belgium in 1916, serving in the Canadian Army. The video was shot on a visit I made to Ypres and the Menin Gate in 2016, and is mostly filmed around Sanctuary Wood Cemetery on the outskirts of Ypres. I have also included jpgs of my Grandfather’s name in the Canadian Book of remembrance, and both sides of an embroidered photograph he sent to his wife and baby, only four days before his death. Also included is a PDF of background information about my grandfather and information about the shooting of the video. The lyrics of the song / video are as follows Shed No Tears For Me If some day passing by you should chance on where I lie in silence Shed no tears for me Soldier’s grave, marked in stone In a world where all that’s known is silence Shed no tears for me Only imagine me in the sunlight warm and free Singing in the summer breeze Floating on the restless seas till time stops Shed no tears for me Soaring with the skylark’s song Dancing to the rhythm of the rain drops Shed no tears for me Shed no tears for me
Gunpowder Treason and Plot
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Gunpowder Treason and Plot

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A short song for children about the KS1 Topic The Gunpowder Plot, with some of the basic facts about the plot and Gut Fawkes. The lyrics are as follows Long long ago in 1605 Some men had an evil thought To kill King James the First they did contrive A gunpowder treason plot We still remember the fifth of November And we think of the gun powder plot To Parliament a secret letter sent Meant Guy Fawkes and the plotters were caught Guy Fawkes and the plotters were caught The song could be used as an introduction to the topic of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, as a means of memorizing the basic facts of the event, or even as the soundtrack to a little video using drawings by the children The resource pack contains an mp3 of the song, an mp3 backing track, sheet music and lyrics
London Is Burning - Total Song Pack
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London Is Burning - Total Song Pack

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Not to be confused with the “London’s Burning” this is a new short song for young children / teachers providing some information about the KS1 topic The Great Fire of London in 1666. The lyrics are as follows In sixteen hundred and sixty six There was a fire in Pudding Lane The houses were wooden not made with bricks And the weather was hot with no rain London is burning, by day and by night For four days the flames leap all around London is burning what a terrible sight As London is burned to the ground London is burned to the ground The song could be used as an introduction to the topic of The Great Fire of London, as a means of memorizing the basic facts of the event, or even as the soundtrack to a little video using drawings by the children The resource pack contains an mp3 of the song, an mp3 backing track, sheet music and lyrics
Florence Nightingale - Total Song Pack
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Florence Nightingale - Total Song Pack

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A short song for young children with some basic information about KS1 Topic Florence Nightingale, her work in Crimea and outlining her contribution to nursing. The lyrics are as follows Florence Nightingale We must never fail To know the things you taught the world to do You set out to bring help to soldiers suffering Nursing changed so much because of you In the dead of night Your lamp brought new light And in Crimea you showed what to do Florence Nightingale We will never fail To recognise the debt we owe to you The song could be used as an introduction to the topic of Florence Nightingale, as a means of memorizing the basic facts or even as the soundtrack to a little video using drawings by the children The resource pack contains an mp3 of the song, an mp3 backing track, sheet music and lyrics